Three generations under one turret: from bestselling author Antoinette Stockenberg comes a witty, modern fairy tale of romance and family and ghostly star-crossed lovers.
For centuries, Fair Castle stood peaceably enough in the north country of England, until its suddenly impoverished owners were forced to sell it—to a suddenly wealthy American couple who had the castle moved, stone by stone, to a knoll overlooking the Hudson River in New York. There they've lived happily, though not very lavishly, with their daughter and granddaughters, all of them chipping in to give tours of the castle while still nurturing their artistic sides.
And then one day, when no one is looking, a tall, dark, and very handsome stranger appears—along with the usual tourists—in the Great Hall of Fair Castle. Wildly rich from the sale of a software company he founded and then sold, William Braddock, Baron of Norwood, is on a mission to conquer all within Fair Castle and then move the thing back to England. Why not? It's his family's castle. It's his beloved grandmother's fond dream, and Will will do anything to make it come true for her.
But a fiery opponent stands in his way: Elinor MacLeish, the owners' granddaughter and a successful writer of children's books that are set in a castle very much like the one she lives in. Will finds himself jousting repeatedly with Elinor, except when he's crossing swords with another who also has an agenda. And then there is the pair whose ties to Fair Castle are far, far more ancient than those of anyone else ....
"This humorous, well-crafted and inventive novel is certain to establish Stockenberg as a major voice in women's fiction."
"A delightful blend of goosebumps, passion and treachery that makes this novel a truly exhilarating read. Ms. Stockenberg delivers once again."
"A truly wonderful modern fairy tale—complete with meddlesome ghosts, an enchanted castle, and a knight in shining armor. DREAM A LITTLE DREAM casts a powerful romantic spell. Run, don't walk, to purchase a copy of this magical romance."
"It's one of those books that will keep you turning pages well into the night and into the next night as well."
"A well-written story with a definite Gothic touch."
"Witty, charming, and most of all, fun to read. It has intrigue, mystery, humor, and excitement [with] unforgettable characters."
"Stockenberg gives this amusing and intricately plotted story a special sparkle that will enthrall many readers."
"The story is exciting and kept me glued to this well-written book. The dialogue is extremely witty and sparkling, and I loved the mystery to solve that involved the ghosts."
—The Belles & Beaux of Romance
A well-rounded cast of eccentric characters and a plot filled with 'things that go bump in the night' will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours, and the satisfying conclusion will leave you smiling when you finally do close the cover.
—Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Writing and storytelling at its best ... a work of art. Antoinette Stockenberg layers humor, wit, emotion, intrigue, trepidation and sexual tension in just the right amounts to fill a rich canvas.
— Compuserve Romance Reviews
Is Fair Castle haunted? For years, Elinor MacLeish and her family have been assuring tourists to the tower in upstate New York that it is not. Now, with the arrival of Fair Castle's former owner, William Braddock, Lord Norwood, the castle is besieged by a series of mysterious accidents and shadowy apparitions. Will has come to buy back his family's birthright and move the castle--stone by stone--from upstate New York to its original site in Dibble, England. Elinor refuses; not only does she depend on the castle for inspiration for her children's books, she knows that selling will displace the three generations of MacLeishes now living there. When historian Tucker O'Tool enters the picture and starts unearthing ancient secrets concerning Will's family, Elinor realizes that Tucker is out to destroy Will. What she doesn't understand, is why. This humorous, well-crafted and inventive novel is certain to establish Stockenberg (Beyond Midnight) as a major voice in women's fiction.